Northeastern University has signed agreements with institutions in Cuba officially establishing partnerships that will lead to a range of new academic opportunities—from global co-ops to research—for Northeastern students and faculty.
Northeastern University celebrated its 114th Commencement on Friday, as graduates were recognized for their many achievements. U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry delivered the Commencement address at the undergraduate ceremony at TD Garden. Charles Elachi, director of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, delivered the address at the graduate ceremony at Matthews Arena.
Barba vividly remembers the moment Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone to the world in 2007. A teenager at the time, he’d long been interested in “hacking around and building things” with electronics. As a Northeastern student, he’s developed two apps and spent three co-ops working as a software engineer. We asked him what’s next after graduation.
At Northeastern’s Doctor of Philosophy Hooding and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, the university conferred degrees upon doctoral candidates in fields ranging from interdisciplinary engineering and pharmaceutical sciences to psychology, computer science, and economics.
Northeastern will hold its 114th Commencement today. Here’s everything you need to know— from profiles on the graduates and honorary degree recipients to ceremony information and how to engage on social media.
Wendy Chu chose to attend Northeastern because she felt the university “stretched the definition of a college student.” Chu’s many accomplishments include a co-op at a White House initiative, studying political theory and sustainable urban development on Dialogues in China and the Netherlands, and working across marketing, business development, and project management teams at student-led and tech startups. “I’ll remember that anything felt possible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Harvard Law School.
Graduating senior Esther Laaninen has received a Fulbright fellowship to teach English in Colombia. She says her global experiences and teaching opportunities in communities around the world have prepared her well.
Julieta Moradei was just 16 years old when she enrolled at Northeastern. After graduating with five co-ops, she will begin a PhD program in structural engineering at the University of California, Berkeley–one of six offers from prestigious schools including MIT, Stanford, and Princeton.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Mary Loeffelholz has been named interim dean, and Kemi Jona will join Northeastern to become founding director of the Lowell Institute School and associate dean for undergraduate education.
The total for the 2016–17 academic year represents a 6.2 percent increase over the current year, and exemplifies the university’s commitment to significant investments in financial aid.
This year’s Huntington 100, a group of undergraduate and graduate students whose collective outstanding achievements span research, co-op, athletics, entrepreneurship, community service, and leadership, were recognized at a reception Thursday night.
NASA administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr., former MIT president Susan Hockfield, and Spotlight director and co-screenwriter Thomas McCarthy will receive honorary degrees at the undergraduate Commencement ceremony on May 6.